i didnt have to take my hoist bracket off. on #6, i reached under the master cylinder to get to it. ripped out the wire, but got it out that way. I have wookie arms, though, and i barely reached it from that side. it helps to push in the metal sleeves, too.
I had a heck of a time with my #6. I twisted and pulled on the boot and still broke the wire off. I think after the wire broke I ended up using a small pair of vise grips to remove the end. I also didn't take the bracket off and my honkin' size arms were bruised half way down my left fore arm. When I do plugs next year the bracket is coming off.
I have always found #6 to be the hardest as well. If you remove the rear bracket (2 10mm bolts) it will be a lot easier. Unless you are planning on pulling the engine I'd just leave the bracket off. Its only other function is to hold the sight sound shield cover on and you're not running with that on right?....RIGHT?
13mm not 10mm
Really they are 13? been a while since I took mine off....